Health Canada

Drugs

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
Victoria Chan
11.24.17
Health

What It's Like Helping Strangers Through Abortions in Rural Canada

As an abortion doula serving rural areas in Canada where reproductive options are limited, I know it’s not easy getting people the healthcare they need.
Shannon Hardy
7.11.17
LGBTQ

Gay Men in Canada Still Face Discrimination When It Comes to Organ Donation

Men who have sex with men face extra scrutiny due to Health Canada policies.
Lisa Power
12.22.16
News

Canada Is Making It Easier for Addicts to Inject Drugs Safely

The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised-injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
Jake Kivanc
12.13.16
News

Canada Is Running Out of Anti-Syphilis Drugs

A national rise in STI rates is partially to blame.
Jake Kivanc
5.3.16
News

Beagles Will No Longer Be Used for Pesticide Testing in Canada

Pressure from PETA caused the government agency to re-evaluate its stance on the controversial animal testing program.
Jake Kivanc
3.7.16
News

Alberta Turned Down $980,000 in Drug Treatment Funding During the Fentanyl Overdose Crisis

The Progressive Conservative government made the decision due to "budget constraints."
Manisha Krishnan
1.12.16
News

Hookup Apps Are Doing a Better Job at HIV Prevention Than the Government

While Health Canada drags its feet to approve it, PrEP is becoming a selling point on Grindr and Scruff.
Brigitte Noël
11.27.15
Stuff

Canada Moves to Ban Salvia, Everyone's Favorite Terrifying Psychedelic

The Conservative government reportedly plans to continue its buzzkilling ways by making salvia divinorum an illegal drug.
Justin Ling
7.15.15
News

The Canadian Government Keeps Losing BlackBerrys, Cash, and Weapons

Over $350 million worth of the government's property went MIA in 2014—including 11,000 cases of lost or stolen weapons and accessories valued at over $50,000—and much of it will never be recovered.
Justin Ling
12.30.14
News

Canada's Medical Marijuana Producers Are Facing Serious Advertising Restrictions

Legal weed providers need to find a way to market their wares without incurring the wrath of the federal government.
Hilary Beaumont
12.11.14
Stuff

The Canadian Government’s New Anti-Weed Ad Is Tone-Deaf and Dumb

The Canadian government has a new ad campaign targeted at boomers with the stern message: if your teenager smokes weed, their brain will melt.
Patrick McGuire
11.14.14